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howtos:slackware_admin:slackware-arubacloud [2020/05/16 16:18 (UTC)]
andrixnet [Install Slackware on a CloudVPS by ArubaCloud]
howtos:slackware_admin:slackware-arubacloud [2020/05/17 22:07 (UTC)] (current)
andrixnet [Importing Slackware VM image into ArubaCloud]
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 ====== Install Slackware on a CloudVPS by ArubaCloud ====== ====== Install Slackware on a CloudVPS by ArubaCloud ======
  
-ArubaCloud offers excellent low-cost VPS services, starting at 2.79 € / month //(updated May 2020; was 1€/month in feb. 2018, see ArubaCloud limitations)//​. ​+ArubaCloud offers excellent low-cost VPS services, starting at 2.79 € / month //(updated May 2020; was 1€/month in feb. 2018, see ArubaCloud ​offers and limitations)//​. ​
 This article refers to installing Slackware on [[https://​www.arubacloud.com/​vps/​virtual-private-server-range.aspx | CloudVPS]] hosting service, which is based on VMware virtualization hypervisor and uses several OS templates, Slackware not being among them. //As a low-cost service, custom OS installation,​ management with VMware Client are not available.//​ This article refers to installing Slackware on [[https://​www.arubacloud.com/​vps/​virtual-private-server-range.aspx | CloudVPS]] hosting service, which is based on VMware virtualization hypervisor and uses several OS templates, Slackware not being among them. //As a low-cost service, custom OS installation,​ management with VMware Client are not available.//​
-You can request a free trial [[https://​www.arubacloud.com/​free-trial.aspx| here]]. 
  
 //**This guide does not cover Cloud Pro or other services by ArubaCloud**//,​ as these services may offer additional tools that make this guide unnecessary. Alternately,​ this guide may be used for other similar services. //**This guide does not cover Cloud Pro or other services by ArubaCloud**//,​ as these services may offer additional tools that make this guide unnecessary. Alternately,​ this guide may be used for other similar services.
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   - load credit into your account (free trial voucher or purchase credit)   - load credit into your account (free trial voucher or purchase credit)
   - create VPS based on predefined OS template   - create VPS based on predefined OS template
-This guide has been written using an **Ubuntu Server ​14.04 LTS 64bit** template. ​+This guide has been written using an **Ubuntu Server ​16.04 LTS 64bit** template. ​ 
 +(//updated May 2020//)
  
 ===== Information gathering ===== ===== Information gathering =====
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 <​code>​ncftpget -u USERNAME -p PASSWORD -c FTP_SERVER_ADDRESS /​path/​to/​aruba_slack_image_file.bz2 | bzip2 -d > /​dev/​sda</​code>​ <​code>​ncftpget -u USERNAME -p PASSWORD -c FTP_SERVER_ADDRESS /​path/​to/​aruba_slack_image_file.bz2 | bzip2 -d > /​dev/​sda</​code>​
-<note tip>This may take a while, even hours, depending on the available bandwidth between Aruba'​s datacenter and your FTP server. At the end of the transfer, ncftpget will report the number of bytes transfered and speed. Make sure "bytes transfered"​ is exactly equal to the size of the compressed image (see your FTP account). You may get a "​Segmentation fault" after the end of the transfer. This is acceptable and expactable.</​note> ​+<note tip>This may take a while, even hours, depending on the available bandwidth between Aruba'​s datacenter and your FTP server. At the end of the transfer, ncftpget will report the number of bytes transfered and speed. Make sure "bytes transfered"​ is exactly equal to the size of the compressed image (see your FTP account). You may get a "​Segmentation fault" after the end of the transfer. This is acceptable and expectable.</​note> ​
  
-<note warning>​Make sure the process finishes without ​error before proceeding!</​note>​+<note warning>​Make sure the process finishes without ​any other errors ​before proceeding!</​note>​
  
 **IMMEDIATELY after it finished successfully:​** ​ **IMMEDIATELY after it finished successfully:​** ​
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   * Go to "Cloud servers"​ -> Management   * Go to "Cloud servers"​ -> Management
   * Under "​Actions",​ select "​Manage -> Switch on"   * Under "​Actions",​ select "​Manage -> Switch on"
-  * wait for it to start+  * wait for it to start (//if it takes apparently too long reload the page. Apparently sometimes the UI doesn'​t update adequately//​)
   * Under "​Actions",​ select "​Manage -> Sign in"   * Under "​Actions",​ select "​Manage -> Sign in"
   * Open the recovery console. You'll get to see your server'​s console.   * Open the recovery console. You'll get to see your server'​s console.

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